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xxxvi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword Robert Shibley Part 1: Introduction Wolfgang F.E. Preiser, Thomas Fisher and, Andrea E. Hardy Part 2: Concepts and Processes for Future Flexibility 1. Challenges of large-scale housing in the developing world Allison Lenell Magley 2. Predesign planning for flexibility Robert G. Hershberger 3. Multi-perfomance spaces Ihab M. K. Elzeyadi 4. Mixed-use development using air rights above the JR train station at Nagoya, Japan Gen Taniguchi 5. Prospects for adaptive, inclusive design Korydon H. Smith and Beth Tauke Reflections on Part 2 Michael J. Crosbie Part 3: Rooms/Settings Scale 6. The measurement and efficiency of adaptive design strategies William Fawcett 7. Finding the balance Jeffrey L. Morgan 8. Beyond the cellular office Martin Hodulak 9. Adaptive architecture of the London Science Museum Kristin Hibbs 10. Post-occupancy evaluation of a multi-tasking environment Lindsey L. Fay 11.A construct of generosity in Navajo culture Jaclyn Roessel Reflections on Part 3 Michael J. Crosbie Part 4: Building Scale 12. Keren or center for blind children with multiple disabilities in Israel Wolfgang F.E. Preiser and Jacob J. Wilhelm 13. Omgivning Karin Liljegren and Kelly Kish 14. Strategies for planning, designing and operating adaptable facilities John P. Petronis, Faye Whittemore, and Andy L. Aguilar 15. Native meets high-tech Zane Jones 16. Building with boxes Mia L. C. Anfield Reflections on Part 4 Michael J. Crosbie Part 5: Urban Scale 17. Reappropriation of city infrastructure Andrea E. Hardy 18. Concourse to campus Una Rath and Martin Hodulak 19. An adaptive evolution from Prussian artillery barracks to intelligent campus buildings Ulrich Schramm 20. A case study on the design of the Scottish crime campus Gordon Murray 21. Multi-tasking architectural computer programs Akikazu Kato and Shiho Mori Reflections on Part 5 Michael J. Crosbie Part 6: Epilogue 22. The International Space Station David Fitts, Jennifer L. Rochlis, Mihriban Whitmore, and Alexandra Whitmire Appendix Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138647275 20171023
The constant in architecture's evolution is change. Adaptive Architecture explores structures, or environments that accommodate multiple functions at the same time, sequentially, or at periodically recurring events. It demonstrates how changing technological, economic, ecological and social conditions have altered the playing field for architecture from the design of single purpose structures to the design of interacting systems of synergistically interdependent, distributed buildings. Including contributors from the US, UK, Japan, Australia, Germany and South Africa, the essays are woven into a five-part framework which provides a broad and unique treatment of this important and timely issue.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138647275 20171023
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 232 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
  • Introduction : AIDS 2.0
  • Silence = death
  • Gran Fury
  • Affinity
  • Epilogue : notstalgia.
Early in the 1980s AIDS epidemic, six gay activists created one of the most iconic and lasting images that would come to symbolize a movement: a protest poster of a pink triangle with the words "Silence=Death." The graphic and the slogan still resonate widely today, the latter an anthem for AIDS activism, and are often used-and misused-to brand the entire movement, appearing in a variety of ubiquitous manifestations. Cofounder of the collective Silence=Death and member of the art collective Gran Fury, Avram Finkelstein tells the story of how his work and other protest artworks associated with the early years of the pandemic were created. In his writing about art and AIDS activism, the formation of collectives, and the political process, Finkelstein exposes us to a different side of the traditional HIV/AIDS history told twenty-five years later and offers a creative toolbox for those who want to learn how art and activism save lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520295148 20171211
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xviii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction Section 1 Material Agency Professor Andrew Morrall (The Bard Graduate Centre, New York) The Power of Nature and the Agency of Art. The Unicorn Cup of Jan Vermeyen Dr Barbara Baert, Dr Hannah Iterbeke and Dr Lieve Watteeuw (KU Leuven) Late Medieval Enclosed Gardens of the Low Countries. Mixed Media, Remnant Art, Recyclage and Gender in the Low Countries (16th c. onwards) Section 2 The Power of Things Rosa M. Rodriguez Porto (University of York) Knighted by the Apostle Himself: Political Fabrication and Chivalric Artifact in Compostela, 1332 Dr Robert Maniura (Birkbeck, University of London) Agency and Miraculous Images Dr Peter Dent (University of Bristol) Agency, Beauty and the Late Medieval Sculptural Encounter Section 3 Objects as Social Agents Dr Leah Clark (The Open University) Dispersal, Exchange and the Culture of Things in Fifteenth-century Italy Dr Alexander Lee (University of Warwick) Michelangelo, Tommaso de' Cavalieri and the Agency of the Gift-Drawing Dr Jaya Remond (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) Distributing Durer in the Netherlands: Gifts, Prints, and the Mediation of Fame in the Early Sixteenth Century Section 4 Agency of Physical Manipulations Professor Wim Francois (KU Leuven) The Early Modern Bible between Material Book and Immaterial Word Dr Karen Eileen Overbey (Tufts University) and Dr Jennifer Borland (Oklahoma State University) Diagnostic Performance and Diagrammatic Manipulation in the Physician's Folding Almanacs Dr Jack Hartnell (Columbia University) Surgical Saws and Cutting Edge Agency Professor Jacqueline E. Jung (Yale University) The Boots of Saint Hedwig: Thoughts on the Limits of the Agency of Things.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054226 20171204
This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each contributor takes as a point of departure active things: objects that were collected, exchanged, held in hand, carried on a body, assembled, cared for or pawned. Through a series of case studies set in various geographic locations, this volume examines a rich variety of systems throughout Europe and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054226 20171204
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"Less celebrated than their male counterparts, women have been vital contributors to the arts. Works by women of the colonial era represent treasured accomplishments of American culture and still impress us today, centuries after their creation. The breadth of creative expression is as impressive as the women themselves.In American Colonial Women and Their Art: A Chronological Encyclopedia, Mary Ellen Snodgrass follows the history of creative expression from the early 1600s to the late 1700s. Drawing upon primary sources--such as letters, diaries, travel notes, and journals--this timeline encompasses a wide variety of artistic accomplishments such as: stitchery, quilting, and rug hooking ; painting sculpture, and sketches ; essays, poems, and other writings ; Dance, acting, and oratory ; Musical composition and performance."--Back cover.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 191 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Table of Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Opening the Space Between: Antebellum American Pendant Paintings Chapter 1 Putting the "Rip" in Rip Van Winkle: Historical Absence in John Quidor's Companion Paintings Chapter 2 Taking a Contemplative Look: Visual Devotion in Thomas Cole's Departure and Return Chapter 3 The Missing Pacific: The Expeditionary Blank in Titian Ramsay Peale's Kilauea Landscapes Epilogue After the Antebellum: Pendants during the Civil War and Postbellum Era Works Cited.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472475589 20171106
Antebellum American Pendant Paintings: New Ways of Looking marks the first sustained study of pendant paintings: discrete images designed as a pair. It opens with a broad overview that anchors the form in the medieval diptych, religious history, and aesthetic theory and explores its cultural and historical resonance in the 19th-century United States. Three case studies examine how antebellum American artists used the pendant format in ways revelatory of their historical moment and the aesthetic and cultural developments in which they partook. The case studies on John Quidor's Rip Van Winkle and His Companions at the Inn Door of Nicholas Vedder (1839) and The Return of Rip Van Winkle (1849) and Thomas Cole's Departure and Return (1837) shed new light on canonical antebellum American artists and their practices. The chapter on Titian Ramsay Peale's Kilauea by Day and Kilauea by Night (1842) presents new material that pushes the geographical boundaries of American art studies toward the Pacific Rim. The book contributes to American art history the study of a characteristic but as yet overlooked format and models for the discipline a new and productive framework of analysis focused on the fundamental yet complex way images work back and forth with one another.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472475589 20171106
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xx, 163 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Towards a First Syllogism 2. Towards a Second Syllogism 3. Fashionable Illusions 4. The Object as Subject: These are not Binoculars 5. Skeletal Apotheosis of the Human Body 6. Complexities and Developments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138201170 20171106
The human body has been used as both a model and metaphor in architecture since antiquity. This book explores how it has been an inspiration for the exterior form of architectural colossi through the years. It considers the body as a source of architectural and artistic representation and in doing so explores the results of such practices in colossal sculptures and architectural praxis within a philosophical discourse of space, time and media. Architectural Colossi and the Human Body discusses the role of Platonic and Cartesian philosophy and how philosophers such as Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, and theoreticians such as Frascari and Pallasmaa, have seen, described and analysed the human body and the role of architecture and perception. Drawing upon three key case studies and by employing theoretical ideas of Venturi and others, this book will provide an understanding of the role of anthromorphism and the relation and use of the human body with reference to selected architects and artists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138201170 20171106
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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x, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvii, 160 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface Acknowledgements List of Contributors Chapter 1. Philosophy and pedagogy in Arts Education Christopher Naughton & David R Cole Chapter 2. What if? Art education beyond expression and creativityã Gert Biesta Chapter 3. Dicing the Meat: Bacon in the middle of an arts-based sandwich -ã David R Cole Chapter 4. Artists, Presence and The Gift of Being Unteacherlyã Mary Ann Hunter Chapter 5. The implications of `percepts, affects and concepts' for Arts educators Christopher Naughton Chapter 6. Jazz Departures: Sustaining a pedagogy of improvisation David Lines Chapter 7. Bodily Connectedness in Motion. A philosophy on Intercorporeity and the Art of Dance in Education Nico de Vos Chapter 8. Thinking school curriculum through Country with Deleuze and Whitehead: a process based synthesis David R Cole & Margaret Somerville Chapter 9. From the Artist to the Cosmic Artisan: The Educational Task for Art in Anthropogenic Times jan jagodzinski Chapter 10. Towards `grown-up ness in the world' through the Arts as critical, quality pedagogy Robyn Ann Ewing & John Nicholas Saunders Chapter 11. Authentic teaching assessment in graduate teacher education: becomings of pedagogical artistry and leadership Julianne Moss & Anne-Marie Morrissey Chapter 12. Beyond Belief: Visionary Cinema, Becoming Imperceptible and Pedagogical Resistanceã Jessie L. Beier & Jason J. Wallin Chapter 13. Flight from flight: Composing a pedagogy of affect John Roder & Sean Sturm Chapter 14. Weak subjects: On art's art of forgetting - an interview with John Baldacchino by Gert Biesta John Baldacchino & Gert Biesta Chapter 15. Walking the museum: Art, artists and pedagogy reconsidered Gert Biesta References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138500600 20180115
This volume has been brought together to generate new ideas and provoke discussion about what constitutes arts education in the twenty-first century, both within the institution and beyond. Art, Artists and Pedagogy is intended for educators who teach the arts from early childhood to tertiary level, artists working in the community, or those studying arts in education from undergraduate to Masters or PhD level. From the outset, this book is not only about arts in practice but also about what distinguishes the `arts' in education. Exploring two different philosophies of education, the book asks what the purpose of the arts is in education in the twenty-first century. With specific reference to the work of Gert Biesta, questions are asked as to the relation of the arts to the world and what kind of society we may wish to envisage. The second philosophical set of ideas comes from Deleuze and Guattari, looking in more depth at how we configure art, the artist and the role played by the state and global capital in deciding on what art education has become. This book provides educators with new ways to engage with arts, focusing specifically on art, music, dance, drama and film studies. At a time when many teachers are looking for a means to re-assert the role of the arts in education this text provides many answers with reference to case studies and in-depth arguments from some of the world's leading academics in the arts, philosophy and education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138500600 20180115
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xii,155 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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ix, 236 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • IntroductionChapter 1. Restoring Pedagogic Work to the Incipience and Immanence of Learning: Disobedient Pedagogies Chapter 2. Spinoza and the Challenge of Building a Life Chapter 3. The Force of Art and Learning: Building a LifeChapter 4. Whitehead's AdventureChapter 5. Ethics and Politics in Pedagogic WorkChapter 6. Becoming in the MiddleChapter 7. The Force of ArtChapter 8. Pedagogy and Events of DisobedienceChapter 9. Pedagogic Work: An Ethics of Building a Life.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319626383 20171106
This book explores art practice and learning as processes that break new ground, through which new perceptions of self and world emerge. Examining art practice in educational settings where emphasis is placed upon a pragmatics of the `suddenly possible', Atkinson looks at the issues of ethics, aesthetics, and politics of learning and teaching. These learning encounters drive students beyond the security of established patterns of learning into new and modified modes of thinking, feeling, seeing, and making.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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ix, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Art Nouveau was a style for a new age, but it was also one that continued to look back to the past. This new study shows how in expressing many of their most essential concerns - sexuality, death and the nature of art - its artists drew heavily upon classical literature and the iconography of classical art. It challenges the conventional view that Art Nouveau's adherents turned their backs on Classicism in their quest for new forms. Across Europe and North America, artists continued to turn back to the ancient world, and in particular to Greece, for the vitality with which they sought to infuse their creations. The works of many well-known artists are considered through this prism, including those of Gustav Klimt, Aubrey Beardsley and Louis Comfort Tiffany. But, breaking new ground in its comparative approach, this study also considers some of the movement's less well-known painters, sculptors, jewellers and architects, including in central and eastern Europe, and their use of classical iconography to express new ideas of nationhood.0Across the world, while Art Nouveau was a plural style drawing on multiple influences, the Classics remained a key artistic vocabulary for its artists, whether blended with Orientalist and other iconographies, or preserving the purity of classical form.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 153 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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181 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction, 1. The Role of the Critic 2. A History of Arts Criticism 3. Preparation and Research 4. Writing the Review: Part One 5. Writing the Review: Part Two 6. The Impact of Criticism 7. Legal and Ethical Boundaries 8. Everyone's a Critic 9. Breaking into the Business 10. The New Reviewer: Making it Pay, Conclusion, Index ã .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138675124 20171204
Arts Reviewing: A Practical Guide is an accessible introduction to the world of arts criticism. Drawing on professional expertise and a range of cultural reviews from music, film, theatre, visual arts, television and books, Andy Plaice discusses different approaches to arts criticism, with tips on crafting great reviews. Chapters explore: * a brief history of arts criticism; * researching and preparing for an assignment; * legal and ethical boundaries when reviewing; * finding your own writing style; * starting and sustaining a career in arts criticism in the digital age. The book is underpinned by over 20 interviews with leading practitioners from across Britain, America and Australia. They offer fascinating insights into the life of a critic, including their best and worst career moments and the debates impacting the field of arts criticism. Interviewees include Neil McCormick, rock critic at the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian theatre critic Lyn Gardner and television critic Mark Lawson (BBC/ the Guardian). New approaches to reviewing techniques and writing style are combined with real-world advice from leading professionals in the field, making this book an ideal resource for students and graduates of journalism, cultural studies and media studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138675124 20171204
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • 1 Aural architecture in Jerusalem, Rome, Constantinople, and Alexandria Peter Jeffery 2 The great outdoors: liturgical encounters with the early medieval Armenian church Christina Maranci 3 Byzantine chant notation: written documents in an aural tradition Christian Troelsgard 4 Understanding liturgy in the Byzantine liturgical commentaries Walter D. Ray 5 Christ's all-seeing eye in the dome Ravinder S. Binning 6 Transfigured: mosaic and liturgy at Nea Moni Lora Webb 7 We who musically represent the cherubim Laura Steenberge 8 Spatiality, embodiment and agency in ekphraseis of church buildings Ruth Webb 9 Acoustics of Hagia Sophia: a scientific approach to the humanities and sacred space Wieslaw Woszczyk 10 Live auralization of Cappella Romana at the Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University Jonathan S. Abel and Kurt James Werner.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472485151 20170821
Emerging from the challenge to reconstruct sonic and spatial experiences of the deep past, this multidisciplinary collection of ten essays explores the intersection of liturgy, acoustics, and art in the churches of Constantinople, Jerusalem, Rome and Armenia, and reflects on the role digital technology can play in re-creating aspects of the sensually rich performance of the divine word. Engaging the material fabric of the buildings in relationship to the liturgical ritual, the book studies the structure of the rite, revealing the important role chant plays in it, and confronts both the acoustics of the physical spaces and the hermeneutic system of reception of the religious services. By then drawing on audio software modelling tools in order to reproduce some of the visual and aural aspects of these multi-sensory public rituals, it inaugurates a synthetic approach to the study of the premodern sacred space, which bridges humanities with exact sciences. The result is a rich contribution to the growing discipline of sound studies and an innovative convergence of the medieval and the digital.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472485151 20170821
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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208 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • CHAPTER ONE: ILLUSTRATION ENTERPRISE Understanding illustration Where do illustrators work? Spotlight on... Nancy Liang Spotlight on... Tommy Doyle Spotlight on... Marcos Chin Skills in art and design Attitude Spotlight on... Ben Newman Knowledge Spotlight on... Rebecca Mock Evaluating your strengths and weaknesses CHAPTER TWO: THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD OF THE ILLUSTRATOR Your commissioners Professionalism Journalistic awareness Spotlight on... Sarajo Frieden How to contact potential clients Spotlight on... Gabrielle Adamson CHAPTER THREE: THE ART OF SELF PROMOTION How do I get myself known? Spotlight on... Alexandra Zsigmond Setting goals Spotlight on... Sarah Williams The different forms of promotion Spotlight on... Jack Teagle Promoting yourself online Spotlight on... Sarah McIntyre Competitions, exhibitions and trade fairs Internships and work experience Spotlight on... Mark Smith Spotlight on... Libby McMullin Spotlight on... Matthew Shearer, Bernstein & Andriulli CHAPTER FOUR: GETTING YOUR WORK SEEN Organizing your folio and website Visual literacy Spotlight on... Tad Carpenter Agent representation Spotlight on... Ulla Puggaard Spotlight on... Andrea D'Aquino Spotlight on... Cachetejack CHAPTER FIVE: SECURING WORK The stages of forming a contract The terms of an agreement Who owns the rights? Spotlight on... Caroline Attia Lariviere CHAPTER SIX: FINANCE AND RUNNING A BUSINESS Freelance work vs employment Spotlight on... Laura Hughes Managing your business Managing your finances Additional sources of income Activities Appendix.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474284240 20180122
Get ready to enter the working world of illustration with this freshly updated second edition of Brazell and Davies's Becoming a Successful Illustrator. This edition features even more `Spotlight on...' sections, with advice from practicing illustrators as well as the people that commission them. You can enjoy added coverage in fields such as moving image, character illustration and social media. There are also new exercises to get you started planning and building your business, and over 200 inspirational examples of artwork, most of which are new to this edition. You can expect practical tips on how to seek work, how to market yourself and how to run your illustration business in an enterprising way, with advice that will prove useful long after your first commission. Building on the resources of the first edition, this continues to be the must-have guide to practicing professionally as an illustrator. Featured illustrators include: Millie Marotta Mark Ulriksen Natsko Seki Ellen Weinstein Stephen Collins ... and many more Featured topics include: Finding clients Agency representation Fields of work Financial and legal requirements Skills in art and design Self-promotion Showing work Managing your business.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474284240 20180122
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xii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • * Introduction: Architecture in Transition: Germany's Avant-garde before the First World I and the Weimar Republic * Bruno Taut: Before the War * Bruno Taut: War Years Resistance * Bruno Taut: Leading the Avant-garde * Walter Gropius: Career Beginnings * Walter Gropius: War Service on the Western Front * Walter Gropius: Rise to Prominence * Erich Mendelsohn: Born Revolutionary * Erich Mendelsohn: The War Years * Erich Mendelsohn: After the War * Hans Scharoun: Bremen and Berlin * Hans Scharoun: On the Eastern Front * Hans Scharoun: The Interwar Years * Art and the Revolution.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138101609 20171127
Between 1918 and 1933 the German interwar avant-garde was a primary force driving European cultural innovation and modernism. These innovations continue to influence artistic practice, theory, and arts education today, thus making a comprehensive study of the relationship between individual war experience and the immediate response of avant-garde architects after the war all the more important. The Break with the Past pursues several important, interrelated questions. What were the disparate war experiences of German architects and did they have different effects on Weimar cultural production? Did political orientation play a part in support for the war? In aesthetic choices? What changes occurred in avant-garde architectural practice after 1918? How do they compare with pre-war positions and practices and expectations for post-war outcomes? In order to address these questions, the book uses individual case studies of four leading architects, Bruno Taut, Walter Gropius, Erich Mendelsohn, and Hans Scharoun. This is a valuable resource of academics and students in the areas of art and architecture history, German history and Cultural Studies, European Culture and Modernism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138101609 20171127
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 203 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
  • List of Illustrations Preface 1. City Ascending, City Imploding 2. The Integrated Subject 3. Ecology in Practice: Environmental Architecture as Good Design 4. Rectifying Failure: Imagining the New City and the Power to Create it 5. More than Human Nature and the Open Space Predicament 6. Consciousness and Indian-ness: Making Design "Good" 7. A Vocation in Waiting: Ecology in Practice 8. Soldiering Sustainability Notes References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520296008 20171211
At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Building Green explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of the world's most populous and population-dense urban areas and a city iconic for its massive informal settlements, extreme wealth asymmetries, and ecological stresses. Under these conditions, what does it mean to learn, and try to practice, so-called green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India's first graduate degree program in Environmental Architecture, Rademacher shows how environmental architects forged sustainability concepts and practices and sought to make them meaningful through engaged architectural practice. The book's focus on practitioners offers insights into the many roles that converge to produce this emergent, critically important form of urban expertise. At once activists, scientists, and designers, the environmental architects profiled in Building Green act as key agents of urban change whose efforts in practice are shaped by a complex urban development economy, layered political power relations, and a calculus of when, and how, their expert skills might be operationalized in service of a global urban future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520296008 20171211
Green Library
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xxxiv, 166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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viii, 178 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 x 28 cm
  • Chiura Obata: American illustrator / Greg Robinson
  • Obata's pictorial cosmopolitanism in Lake Basin in the High Sierra and Mother Earth / Asako Katsura
  • Moonlight over topaz : picturing displacement in the Japanese American internment / ShiPu Wang
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  • Writings by Chiura Obata
  • Excerpt of an oral history interview with Chiura Obata, 1965 / Masuji Fujii, Kimi Kodani Hill, and Akiko Shibagaki.
Chiura Obata (1885-1975) was one of the most significant Japanese American artists working on the West Coast in the last century. Born in Okayama, Japan, Obata emigrated to the United States in 1903 and embarked on a seven-decade career that saw the enactment of anti-immigration laws and the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. But Obata emerged as a leading figure in the Northern California artistic communities, serving not only as an influential art professor at UC Berkeley for nearly twenty years, but also as a founding director of art schools in the internment camps. With a prodigious and expansive oeuvre, Obata's seemingly effortless mastery of, and productive engagement with, diverse techniques, styles, and traditions defy the dichotomous categorizations of American/European and Japanese/Asian art. His faith in the power of art, his devotion to preserving the myriad grandeur of what he called "Great Nature," and his compelling personal story as an immigrant and an American are all as relevant to our contemporary moment as ever. Published in association with the Art, Design and Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara. 00Exhibition: Art, Design and Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara, USA (13.01-29.04.2018); Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, USA (25.05-02.09.2018); Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan (18.01-10.03.2019); Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, USA (23.06-29.09.2019).
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